I warned you.
Crumble a Be KIND [to your body] Bar over 2% Fage and you’ll be blown away by every creamy, crunchy, chewy mouthful – mmm. Now I’m outta Greek and I’ve got half a batch of bars to go – what’s a girl to do?
Today was a rather uneventful Thursday [cue to close your browser]. I woke up fully rested after 9+ solid hours of sleep, considered making pancakes for brunch, but the strong runner up of a double batch of steel cut oats with fresh summer fruit bribed me with its ‘staying power’. Steel cut oats… if you haven’t tried them, pleaseee do.
What’s your favorite type of hot cereal?
(a) Rolled Oats.
(b) Quick Oats.
(c) Steel Cut.
(d) Oat Bran.
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I went to Target today on a mission to find a can opener, and I left with my friend, Giada [plus a quality $2 can opener]. Somehow my May goal of limiting the lattes easily slipped my mind the past three weeks. I thought if I restocked my pantry with a fresh pound of beans, I’d be less tempted to visit Starbucks and perhaps revive my bank account from the deep ditch I’ve dug.
Giada De Laurentiis. Espresso Roast. Chocolate-like finish. On sale. Sold. I wish it were fair-trade, organic, and/or local, but you can’t have it all. I would be lying if I didn’t say that the celebrity name wasn’t the determining purchasing factor. The power of advertising – isn’t it crazy? Giada’s my culinary idol. Her huge smile makes me smile. You know when you were little [a.k.a. 14-years-old] and wanted to grow up to be like so and so, well Miss Giada was that so and so… she still is.
Who do you idolize?
Rainy weather = running on the ‘mill round 2.
40 minutes @ 1.0 incline [4.5 mi.]
10 minutes [6 min. @ 6.4/4 min. @ 6.8]
10 minutes [2 min. @ 8.0/8 min. @ 6.6]
Repeat set. Add in a few pull-ups, abdominal exercises and stretches. Then return home sweaty + refreshed.
Now the proud owner of a can opener, I was able to finally open my can of Trader Joe’s Organic Tomato Bisque. To go along with, a gourmet grilled cheese.
Comfort Food for a College Kid
Whole Wheat Toast, Chevre, Roasted Red & Yellow Peppers & Organic Baby Spinach
Now the reason it’s taken me forever to push publish on this post is because the 2-hour season premier of So You Think You Can Dance highly distracted me. Most of you know about my obsession with the show from mentioning it all fall. Well, you best be prepared to hear me rave about it for the rest of the summer : ) Dance played a huge roll in my childhood [and Kath’s too!], and although I’ll never be able to move like those individuals on the show, their talent touches me like nothing else. To me, dance is the most beautiful art form. It raises the hairs on my arms. It captivates my soul.
What inspires you?
Dancing to Fame at KAR Regional Dance Competition circa 2004
Early morning tomorrow. Happy longgg weekend!